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mcpesq817

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Interesting. I remember back in the 80s, NYC decided to start planting gingkos due to their pollution hardiness.

I guess people will put up with stinky air, but not stinky trees :D
 

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I have a Gingko about 14 years old. When I planted it the tag read guaranteed to be a male. Two years ago it started fruiting. Just great. Now every winter I have stinky (cross between vomit and cat poop) little fruit all over the ground around the tree. Never had one of the seeds sprout yet. I put gloves on and pick up as many as possible so maybe I never will. I don't think I'd rip it out just because of a little extra work picking up the seeds, though I can understand the city removing them for safety reasons. Other than the fruit, they are great trees.
Mary B.
 

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Can they be Monoecious?

Nope; they need a male to pollinate the female flowers. If there is a male somewhere close the wind might do the job but usually it takes fog or dew to transfer the male pollen.
 

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